Thwarting China's Net Censors

from the internet-free-china dept

Ron Morris writes “A computer network China can’t censor: “Safeweb, partially funded by the Central Intelligence Agency’s Silicon Valley venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, is proposing a computer network that would circumvent central control.” It’s called Triangle Boy.” I saw this article this morning and wasn’t sure if it was worth posting. It’s interesting, but I’m still not sure how it works. Why can’t China just block all traffic to a Triangle Boy site? Or, if the answer is because so many people will be running Triangle Boy clients, how do people in China find out about where to connect to a Triangle Boy machine in the first place. There has to be some sort of central location that China can block. Maybe I’m just too tired to understand how it all works.

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Eviltwin says:

Triangle Boy

Too bad we won’t be able to use this in our country – the DMCA enforcers, the FBI, and the music industry will never allow it!

Seriously, though – could they just get ISPs, companies, and universities all over the world to install this software voluntarily? It would be flat out impossible impossible to block practically every damn web site in the world, especially if your industies needed acess to some of them.

As for the URL problem, can they use whatever system is used by anonymous surfing services? These supposedly not only block the place you visit from seeing who you are but also
encrypt the URLs so that third parties can’t see where you’re going.

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